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Giving Back This Season

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I believe that it's really important to give back to our communities. One way to do that is to participate in #GivingTuesday and CrowdRise's ...

Want to Be Happier? Give More. Give Better.

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Giving to others gives us pleasure. It makes us happier people which in turn leads us to give more which makes us even happier and... you get the picture.

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

Christine Hart | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Christine Hart

We don't always talk about gender-based violence in our conversations with family and friends, but it is pervasive in every culture and in every country on earth.

What Do You Get a Dying Person for Christmas?

Cathy Herholdt | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Cathy Herholdt

Every year, Reneé Smith's family draws names for their Christmas gift exchange. It just so happened that in 2012, it was Reneé's turn to buy a gift for her sister-in-law Patti.

A Tradition Worth Feeding

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

This Thanksgiving as I look forward to enjoying a meal with friends and family, I remember a very different meal that I shared years ago with a young girl named Nalini.

Walking With Zahefa: A Journey to Share the Gift of Water

Christina Tobias-Nahi | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Christina Tobias-Nahi

Whatever we are doing, we are deeply committed to providing people of all faiths with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty and build a more just world.

Ebola's Forgotten Victims

Adam Huebner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Adam Huebner

The world's largest "minority group," people with disabilities are often marginalized and extremely vulnerable due to the barriers placed around them by institutions, their physical environment, and community attitudes and beliefs.

The Comeback Kid: From Suspension to Summit

Kristy Gausman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Kristy Gausman

"When she finished talking, I told her that she was such a good speaker, she should consider being a lawyer. She looked at me surprised, and said, 'That's exactly what I want to be when I grow up.'"

Give the Gift of Education on Giving Tuesday

Tom Valentine | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Tom Valentine

Without the opportunity to learn, people -- especially youth -- are less likely to feel secure, hopeful for the future or invested in their community.

#GivingTuesday Giving Will Double in 2014 -- and That's a Good Thing

George Weiner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
George Weiner

The amount of money donated on #GivingTuesday has doubled each year since 2012, and it is predicted to double again in 2014.

Lost Generation

Angelica Holmes | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Angelica Holmes

With Google searches that answer our questions before we finish asking them and iThings that know us better than we know ourselves, it is hard for us Millennials to take a step back and observe the world around us.

I Teach My Students That No Gift Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Heidi Kasevich | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Heidi Kasevich

Even with Whiteboards today, I cannot envision my day without at least one class devoted to teaching students that no gift is too small to make a difference.

How I Learned That No Gift Is Too Small to Help Someone in Need

Bev Lenihan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Bev Lenihan

There are thousands who have served our country, who have come home injured, and are unable to work.

The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa

David Barnard | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
David Barnard

Africa is changing for the better -- socially, politically, and economically. With a population of more than one billion people, and a fast-growing middle class, Africa is set for an explosion in new philanthropy practices.

Turning Five: The Milestone We Should All Be Celebrating

Sarah Dobsevage | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Sarah Dobsevage

When I asked Teresa what makes her happiest in life, she didn't miss a beat. "I want to tell you the truth; what makes me very happy in life -- it's water."


Tammara Fort | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

What is #GivingTuesday? It is an idea, a movement, a goal to help change the world by celebrating generosity and dedicating one day a year to giving back.

When the Best Gift Is Goodbye

Michelle Blau | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Michelle Blau

Over 10,000 people a year -- journalists, bloggers, charity workers -- mysteriously disappear at the hands of government forces. Their families never get the chance to say goodbye to them.

Sunday With My Granny

John Hallward | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
John Hallward

I tell this story, today, with the hopes it impresses upon (or reminds) us all of the importance of teaching, mentoring and demonstrating volunteerism and charity to the next generation of family.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

Kathy Calvin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This year, more than 12,000 partner organizations in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries around the world will come together to make December 2, 2014 -- #GivingTuesday -- a day dedicated not only to giving back, but to the power of community.

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.

How Can Your Nonprofit Leverage 24-Hour Giving Campaigns to Raise Big Bucks in One Day

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact

Online offers endless giving opportunities for nonprofits, but leaves everyone in search of ways to "go viral." There isn't a set formula to do this, unfortunately -- but there is something that comes close: 24-hour giving campaigns

#GivingTuesday 2013: Reaching for Lessons Learned

Patrick O'Neill | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Patrick O'Neill

To #GivingTuesday organizers and participants along with members of the traditional philanthropic community, #GivingTuesday 2013 has been such an overwhelming experience that many have not to waited until the month is over to begin offering lessons learned.

How One Warm Coat Can Help Many

Emily Yu | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Emily Yu

Next time you head out of your home, take a moment to pause as you bundle up and put on your warm coat, tie a scarf around our neck, or slip gloves onto your hands. For those who have warm clothing items such as these readily accessible, it is easy to take for granted the importance that these pieces play in our overall health and well-being.

How the Humblebrag Is Changing the World

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

My friend commented, "I'm so sick of people bragging about how charitable they are." So what if they brag? Good for them -- as long as it translates to dollars spent on worthy causes. We brag about everything else we do, so why not add charitable giving to that list?

How My Sister's Cancer Battle Strengthens My Resolve

Jane Saccaro | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Jane Saccaro

Today, there are over three million children affected by a parent's cancer. Our goal is to continue to expand our programs until we can serve every one of those kids.